I wanted to use DE1-SoC to iron out the learning curve.Then when ready for the a bigger design, buy a high density version without much change to my SW setup. Please advice Fing.
DE2-115 can give you more than 2 million gates running more than 200Mhz. DE5 can provide you 14.3M ASIC gates or up to 1.19M logic elements (running 600-800Mhz).Cornell University has been using DE2/DE2-115/DE1-SOC for 9 years in course teaching and collected all their students projects to share in their webpage. http://people.ece.cornell.edu/land/c...finalprojects/ More than hundreds of complex projects with million gate logic were implemented using DE boards; all the source code with complete reports were also shared on the web. I learned many useful design skill from their website and even built my company products using the code. Hope this can help! Ledo